Colin Firth To Play Kidman’s Evil Husband In ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

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Devil’s Knott‘s Colin Firth, pictured, is confirmed to star with Nicole Kidman in Rowan Joffe’s thriller Before I Go to Sleep for Scott Free and Millennium Films, Variety reports.

Firth will play Kidman’s husband in the film, which also stars Mark Strong and Anne-Marie Duff.

Story follows a north London woman (Kidman) who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma, and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor (Strong) who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. She does and it works, and that’s when she comes to realize that the man sleeping next to her isn’t her husband.

Based on the debut novel by British scribe S.J. Watson, “Before I Go to Sleep” was scripted and will be helmed by Joffe. It is set to lense at London’s Twickenham Studios, and at various locations in and around London, at the end of February.